“Since Suzanne left her hometown of Valleyfield in her early twenties, she has moved many times; from Kuujjuaq, to Nigeria, to Madagascar, and many provinces. Ten years ago, she returned close to home and settled in Cornwall. What she embraced in the past, weaving, macramé, writing, floral design, pottery, all influences what she does today – acrylic painting, fabric sculpture, encaustic, cold wax and oils. Suzanne is a self-taught artist, drawn to a variety of styles and artists such as Derain, Kandinsky and de Kooning to name a few. This reflects in her work, which echoes the free, daring and spirited use of colour, texture and composition. She says, “When I paint, I leave behind all the cares and worries of everyday life, totally engrossed in the colours and movements on the canvas.” Suzanne has participated in Focus Art juried exhibitions and regularly has some of her work on display at different locations in town. She can be seen leaving free artwork in odd places such as a bench in a park. She is a member of an international group called ‘Art Abandonment’, which can be found on Facebook, who encourage artists to share their joy of art with unsuspecting finders.”

Showing at 159 Pitt – future Art Centre

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S.Rowlands-Abstract 2-Mixed Media

S.Rowlands-Abstract 1-Cold Wax